- The Hock Teik Cheng Sin at Armenian Street is a place with many different names.
- Founded in 1844, the Hock Teik Cheng Sin moved to its present site in 1850.
- It is most popularly known as the Hokkien Tua Pek Kong Temple, after its patron deity, the Taoist god of prosperity.
- But due to its past as the base of the Khian Teik Tong secret society, the Hock Teik Cheng Sin is also known by the names of the many societies which the Khian Teik Tong registered in its place, including the Poh Hock Seah, the Hokkien Kongsi, Cheng Hoe Seah and Tong Kheng Seah.
- The Poh Hock Seah inherits the religious functions of the Khian Teik in running the Hokkien Tua Pek Kong temples in Armenian Street as well as at the Tanjong Tokong Tua Pek Kong Temple, where the annual flame watching ritual called Chneah Hoay is conducted.
- To provide for an easy escape, there is a secret passage at the side yard of the Hokkien Tua Pek Kong temple that leads to the grounds of its ally, the Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi.
I went to Hock Teik Cheng Sin kinda late which was towards the closing time.
Nevertheless, I was able to take a quick glimpse of the place.
It is undeniable that the place is a wonder.
The beauty that it beholds is simply breathtaking.
Moreover, the artwork available are extraordinarily amazing.
Hock Teik Cheng Sin:
Here are some pictures of the place with captions.
The Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple
Main chamber of the Tua Pek Kong temple
The offerings table
Intricate artwork on the ceiling beams
Hock Teik Cheng Sin photos:
These are the photos that I had taken of the place.
Once again, it is kinda dark as it was taken at night.
The entrance to the Tua Pek Kong temple
The temple itself
The place is truly remarkable.
Truly a great historical place to visit.
The beauty which it upholds will surely mesmerized anybody who visits that place.